US trade with Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Turkmenistan

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Turkmenistan totaled $226.0 million, up 708.23% ($198.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 totaled $220.0 million, up 863.24% ($197.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 totaled $6.0 million, up 17.33% ($0.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 was $214.0 million, a 1,107.93% increase ($196.3 million) over the first half of 2016.

Turkmenistan was the US 118th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 167th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0117% of US total trade (up from 0.0016% in the first half of 2016).

Turkmenistan was the US 101st largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 159th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0291% of US total exports (up from 0.0032% in the first half of 2016).

Turkmenistan was the US 167th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of US exports to Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 96.64% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (69.32% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.95% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (19.41% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.01% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (3.98% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (5.46% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $111.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $55.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $30.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 688.8 0.31 8.87,695.76
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 97.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7.7 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 1,246.5-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.5 0.00 25.2-86.33
29 Organic chemicals 33.5 0.02 34.3-2.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10.5 0.00 192.4-94.54
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 4.3 0.00 137.8-96.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,558.5 1.62 3,623.5-1.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 308.3 0.14 145.1112.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 379.1 0.17 257.147.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.8 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 74.2-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.4 0.00 11.6-36.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.5 0.00 32.7-89.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.0 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.2 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 7.8 0.00 6.616.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.7 0.00 54.6-93.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,711.0 0.78 305.9459.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 140.3 0.06 64.1118.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24.4 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 336.2 0.15 486.6-30.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.2 0.00 51.8-93.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 66,186.3 30.08 10,488.9531.01
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 2,568.9 1.17 1,681.052.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,657.8 13.93 510.75,902.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 111,931.2 50.87 146.176,494.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,283.0 0.58 3,006.2-57.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34.6 0.02 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 13.9 0.01 63.4-78.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30.1 0.01 27.49.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 14.3-100.00

US Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of US imports from Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 55.01% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (64.41% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.80% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (9.31% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.82% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (21.97% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Turkmenistan in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 582.3-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 229.9 3.82 543.5-57.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 662.2 11.01 477.038.82
31 Fertilizers 1,670.7 27.79 0.0
52 Cotton 2,960.4 49.24 2,986.9-0.89
54 Man-made filaments 1.3 0.02 2.0-32.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 128.5 2.14 259.3-50.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 217.3 3.61 52.7312.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 16.9 0.28 64.5-73.73
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce